Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Big Plans...If Noah Behaves!!

Thought it was time to post about our big plans in the works...

The Oley Foundation is holding their annual TPN/Tubefeeding conference at the end of June, and this year it is in beautiful San Diego. There will be speakers (doctors/RNs) from all over the USA there, and a fantastic opportunity to hopefully gain some new insight and meet others in similar situations. Everything is booked and after much searching, I finally found a travel health insurance plan that I feel confident will cover Noah. I'm still working on all the travel aspects of transporting Noah's pumps/supplies, mapping out hospitals, and writing out a thorough medical history. But really, it's all dependant on Noah to behave and STAY HEALTHY!! Our plan is to spend some extra time in San Diego after the conference to take in the Zoo, ocean and Seaworld, and then spend a few days in Los Angeles at Disneyland. It's a big undertaking, as our last big trip we had my parents help and no central line to worry about. But I think it will be worth it. The kids are beyond excited and counting down the days, however we are always careful to talk about going "if Noah is not sick". I know it will be an enormous disappointment to them if we can't go. And so we need all the prayers we can muster up to keep our boy healthy!!

And our exciting news related to our trip is that our family has been selected to recieve the Bruce Groeber Memorial Scholarship through the Oley Foundation of $1000 to help cover the cost of our plane tickets to the conference. This is such a huge blessing and we were thrilled to recieve this news! We thank God for this very generous donation!

Noah is still doing well with no major blips to blog about...always a good thing!

7 comments:

laura.h said...

Congratulations on the scholarship!!! Sounds like a fun trip you have planned, we'll continue to pray that Noah stays healthy.
Laura

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's great you received the scholarship, what a blessing. We will keep praying for health for Noah, so you can go and have a great trip!
Erica

Anonymous said...

That is exciting news. I hope that all goes well and that you have a great family time at the conference. I took two of our kids to Disneyland in April and it was fabulous. We stayed at the Howard Johnson. I recommend it for families!

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Christie Tuttosi said...

Prayers headed up as we speak...enjoy your trip!!!

Anonymous said...

We are believing that God will give you this miracle. You are always in our prayers. love mom

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! Sounds like fun, fun and more fun. I pray that Noah continues to remain healthy. I'm so happy to hear about the scholarship. That's exciting news. I hope you all have the bestestestest time ever (lol) and that Noah remains healthy throughout the entire trip.

Congrats again!

Love you all!

~Rissa

Marla - tbrandt@mts.net said...

Right On! I'm Ang & Mike M's sister-in-law. I follow your blog regularly and have prayed for you, Noah and your family. We went to San Diego during Spring Break. What an excellent choice for a vacation. We loved the Zoo, didn't go to Sea World this time. But our kids (6 and 1/2, 3 and 1/2 and 1 1/2 loved Legoland the most. It's in a suburb (Carlsbad). If you want the best zoo discount, just mention that you're Canadian, that discount was better than our coupon. Contact me if you need any area info! And for a little San Diego culture stop at a Rubio's Taco place and try a fish taco. They're awesome!